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Almost unknown to the worldwide public, Northern Uganda has been suffering for 18 years in the longest war in Africa. The rebels of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) are fighting against the government of Uganda. They abduct children and force them to kill among their own people.

LOST CHILDREN is a portrait of four children between the ages of 8 to 14 years who escaped the rebels and just want to be children again. But they return home to be branded as killers.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2005
Directors Ali Samadi Ahadi, Oliver Stoltz
Screenplay Ali Samadi Ahadi, Oliver Stoltz
Cinematography Maik Behres
Ali Samadi Ahadi
Ali N. Askin
Producer Oliver Stoltz
Production Company Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with ARTE, WDR
Runtime 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
 Ancholi, English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2005 (Panorama), HotDocs Toronto 2005, Montreal World 2005, Rio 2005, Warsaw 2005, Ghent 2005, Doc Aviv 2006, Shanghai Television Festival 2006
Awards Third Panorama Audience Award Berlin 2005, UNICEF Award Ghent 2005, German Film Award 2006 (Best Documentary)
With backing from Nordmedia

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